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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Area Name Eastern Town House
Description and Bibliography

Located within the Eastern Town (which was discovered when a trench for a large modern enclosure wall was being constructed along the eastern edge of the entire Giza Plateau area16), this one specific house was selected for a more thorough investigation in 2004–2005,17 and was conserved and reconstructed in 2005.18 ETH is a small "village-y" house, in a typical Old Kingdom "snail shell" form. The outer areas contain spaces for working, food production, and storage, while the inner area was a more personal space, with a bed platform in the innermost room.19 The remains excavated from within it are particularly interesting because the house represents the only apparently traditional Egyptian village house AERA has excavated within the entire Heit el-Ghurab settlement. It is apparent that, unlike the galleries buildings, and the large house complexes in Soccer Field West (see SFW-H1), the people living here were more self-sufficient, not relying upon provisions from the state.



16'Finding the Folk: The Workmen’s Houses', ed. by W. Wetterstrom, AERAgram, 5.2 (2002), 16; 'The Eastern Town', ed. by W. Wetterstrom, AERAgram, 6.2 (2002), 10.

17W. Wetterstrom, 'Behind Mudbrick Walls: Life in an Eastern Town House', AERAgram, 7.2 (2004), 6–7.

18'Conservation Pilot Project. A Humble Compound Reborn', ed. by W. Wetterstrom, AERAgram, 8.1 (2006), 8–9.

19Lehner, Kamel, and Tavares, Giza Plateau Mapping Project Season 2004 Preliminary Report, pp. 16–18.

Property or Relation Value(s)
Temporal Coverage
[Standard: Dublin Core Terms]
Old Kingdom
[Standard: UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology]
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Suggested Citation

Claire Malleson, Rebekah Miracle. "ETH from Egypt/Giza/Heit el-Ghurab". (2018) In Giza Botanical Database. Claire Malleson, Rebekah Miracle (Eds.) . Released: 2018-10-21. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/df901381-22aa-4bd2-b35b-bf275f26d6f0>

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Giza Botanical Database

Mapping Data

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